Australian Army Born Cottesloe WA 4 June 1918 Died 11 October 2006

Service No. WFX17016 (nee Richardson).  World War II service with the 2nd/7th Australian General Hospital (AGH) in the Middle East from late 1941 to early 1943, the 2nd/5th AGH in New Guinea throughout 1943 and early 1944, and then with the Red Cross Field Force in Australia. Undertook extensive community work for the remainder of her life in particular with the Red Cross, the RSL, RUSI, the Australian-American Association and the Town of Mosman Park. Awarded the Order of the British Empire – Member (Civil) (Imperial) (MBE) – In recognition of service to the Red Cross and ex-servicemen and women: 14 June 1980. Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) –  In recognition of service to the community, particularly to the RSL and ex-service women, Red Cross, Girl Guides and the Cancer Crusade of WA: 11 June 1996. Wife of John Seymour Dowson (died 2 December 1966). Mother of John Dowson. Sister of Pilot Officer Frank Howard Richardson 406409.

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